Greenfield man faces federal child porn charges

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GREENFIELD — A Greenfield man faces federal charges amid allegations he stored child pornography on his computer and shared the illegal images and videos with friends, according to court documents.

Investigators filed charges against Michael Dale Floyd of Greenfield recently in the United States District Court of Southern Indiana. He’s accused of receiving and possessing at least one visual depiction of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct, according to court documents.

A detective with the Carmel Police Department’s Hamilton County Metro Child Exploitation Task Force began investigating Floyd in October as part of an investigation of another man, who has not yet been charged with a crime, according to court records.

The detective received an alert about the original suspect from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The alert indicated the suspect had a cloud storage account that held explicit files, including at least 12 videos depicting child pornography, according to court documents.

When the detective confronted the suspect with the evidence, the suspect cooperated and admitted to having child pornography. He told the detective he’d received the files from a Tumblr account that belonged to Floyd, according to court documents.

The man said he’d visited Floyd’s home in Greenfield a few days before, and Floyd used a laptop in his bedroom to show him a video depicting child pornography, court documents state.

Investigators then shifted their attention to Floyd.

They visited Floyd at work one day in October and told him of their investigation and the search warrants they’d acquired.

During the conversation with Floyd, he admitted to using his laptop computer and cellphone to access inappropriate images and videos of children, court documents state.

A search of Floyd’s laptop revealed three sexually explicit videos depicting children, all of which were stored in a file folder called “mine,” according to court documents.

Floyd faces two counts, records show. The first, receipt of child pornography, carries a penalty of five to 20 years and a fine of up to $250,000. The second, possession of child pornography, carries a penalty of up to 20 years and a fine of up to $250,000.

Records show Floyd was arrested in October and was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals. He has since been released to a pre-trial home detention program, which requires him to wear a GPS monitor.

He’s been ordered to submit a DNA sample, and he can’t carry a gun, drink alcohol excessively or have any unsupervised contact with minors.